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Financial Conduct Authority

26 May 2015 - 05:17 PM

Showing some balls at last?  £75m personal fine for one person


Suicide

26 May 2015 - 11:09 AM

The number 1 cause of death for girls aged 15-19 was suicide last year, has been since 2000 and has been increasing proportionately since.  It's both a good sign that we're cracking some of the biggest physical healthcare issues in the world but also a bad sign that we're not putting the same effort into mental health.

 

The problem of fixing one area of healthcare is that it shows others as an issue.

 

It's an area where people don't really realise that we've effectively killed off one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse through modern medicine to the point where 5 figure death tolls are critical world scares while even 100 years ago 7 figure death tolls through single disease outbreaks were just one of those things.


£12bn in welfare cuts

19 May 2015 - 11:24 AM

So, where are the £12bn in cuts to welfare coming from?  This article shows it quite nicely in pretty pictures what we're spending welfare money on.

 

We could cut ALL unemployment benefit and still have another £7.5bn to find.  Even I can't believe that the Tories would cut all unemployment benefits though... Pensions are locked in.  I doubt IDS will play too hard with child-related benefits.  That leaves disability and low-income benefits.

It'll be interesting anyway.  Not in a good way, but interesting.


James Lockwood thread

24 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

An absolutely disgraceful thread full of defamation.  Full of "my mate said" and "I 100% guarantee it's true" defamation about a very sore subject for our game.  Rugby league has one of the most diligent and thorough drug testing regimes in the world and has made it far harder for people to both abuse and be victims of this blight on our sport.

 

And they are victims just as much as they are banned drug abusers.  Those who put it off as "but everyone does it" doesn't see the wrecks that are produced and ignored once they retire from professional sport having done permanent and irreversable damage to themselves both physically and mentally.  Lockwood's career is as good as over yet those who supplied him with the drugs get on with ruining lives.

 

If the subject starts up again in this forum and anyone defames rugby league, players, clubs, coaches or similar without showing definite proof that's been tested in court then they get permanently banned regardless of previous good conduct.


Reported Drug Findings thread

22 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

Thread deleted in its entirety.  Some people REALLY need to understand that "I head talk that" then saying something wildly controversial is LIBEL unless YOU can prove that it's true.

 

Come on... put some thought into what you post.